In 2021, we developed the Ākina Te Tū Kaupapa Māori Research Fund to support further engagement and capability development for our tangata whenua partners across the Resilience Challenge.
In the inaugural round of the fund, we have provided $158,460 to ten projects across the Challenge.
The panel (Dr Jessica Hutchings, Dr Acushla Dee Sciascia and Josh Te Kani) were impressed with the vibrant scope of work happening across the Challenge and the high standard of applications.
The fund supports the Challenge’s Strategic Priority Area Two: Stronger Partnerships with Māori, through supporting the growth and development of tangata whenua capability and capacity and further our goal to leave a lasting legacy in the research sector and in our community.
Successful 2021 recipients:
|Project Leads||Short Title||Programme||Funding Amount|
|Shari Gallop, Akuhata Bailey-Winiata||Akuhata’s PhD||Coastal||$20,000|
|Mark Dickson, Millie Grant-Mackie||Millie’s Honours Project||Coastal||$4,000|
|Chris Kumeroa||Mātauranga in Regional Civil Defence Planning||Volcanoes||$20,000|
|Kelvin Tapuke, Iwiroa Wairua||Pou-Taiao Wharekauri||Urban||$10,500|
|Kelvin Tapuke, Patrick Tangaere||Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Whare Tapere o Whatonga||Urban||$8,500|
|Sylvia Tapuke||High Impact Weather and Ngāi Tai ki Tamaki||Weather & Wildfire||$20,000|
|Darren King, Corey Hebberd||Te Rūnanga a Rangitāne o Wairau Trust and the Rangitāne o Wairau Settlement Trust||Whanake Te Kura i Tawhiti Nui||$40,000|
|Dan Hikuroa, Te Kerekere Roycroft||Te Kerekere’s PhD||Urban||$13,460|
|Taiarahia Black||Ngā Toenga – Tangata Whenua Engagement||Whanake Te Kura i Tawhiti Nui||$22,000|
|Total Funding in this Round||$158,460|